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Kurt M. Campbell and Ely Ratner

Asia is going to command ever more attention and resources from the United States, thanks to the region’s growing prosperity and influence and the enormous challenges the region poses. The Obama administration’s pivot or rebalancing makes sense; the challenge now is giving it proper form, substance, and resources.

Gideon Rose and Robert Jervis

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs, interviews Robert Jervis, professor of international politics at Columbia University.

Essay, 2014
Bernard Avishai; Jalal Al-e Ahmad

In 1963, Jalal Al-e Ahmad, an Iranian writer popular with dissident Islamist clerics, traveled to Israel and wrote a surprisingly positive account of his trip. That a guru to the ayatollahs liked Israel now seems touching. But what he liked seems cautionary.

Dmitry Adamsky

In the coming months, Israel will work with other world powers to find a diplomatic solution to Iran's nuclear program even as it signals its military resolve. But dual strategy can be counterproductive if not managed properly.


Laura Secor, a journalist who has reported from Iran for The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazinespeaks with Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs.

Christian H. Cooper

Rather than threatening more economic sanctions on Iran, the United States should gradually roll them back and allow Iran limited domestic enrichment. Such a deal, dependent on IAEA custody of Iran's uranium and no unsupervised refueling of reactors, would resolve a few seemingly intractable roadblocks.

Ariel Ilan Roth

No one should assume that, with the signing of the recent nuclear deal with Iran, the threat of war has passed. Washington's diplomatic engagement with Tehran may, ironically, make Jerusalem more likely to attack now, because later could be too late.

Kimberly Ann Elliott
Review Essay, Jan/Feb 2014
Laura Secor

Two new books show that the Iranian revolution was not quite a historical rupture. The tensions and energies that animate Iranian society today are not new; they have simply become more visible.

Zachary K. Goldman and Mira Rapp-Hooper

The recent nuclear agreement with Iran has spooked many of Washington’s most important allies in the Persian Gulf. The United States can and must allay their fears; any long-term resolution to the Iranian nuclear standoff will otherwise be difficult to sustain.

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